Friday, November 26, 2010

Unexpected Blessing!!


I was busy packing and getting ready to head to Dallas Wednesday when I realized I missed a call from our adoption agency. I listened to my messages and received news that we had a sweet surprise they wanted to share with us! I called Lambert to tell him I thought we had received the long awaited video!! I anxiously called our agency and got VM!!! I hate VM!! So I hung up and called right back, still VM! I left a message and then waited about 2 hours for a return call... The phone rang around 2:00PM and the news was... (drum roll) LOA!!!! I almost drove off the road!!! We weren't expecting our LOA at all. The average wait is 55 days and our agency told us it could be longer... We were on day 43 when it came!!! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!! I couldn't wrap my head around it... we would receive the Fed Ex package Friday (today) so were ready to file our I-800!!! We're hoping for a two week turn around and then we will wait for the NVC to process it(not sure what they do, but it takes about 10 days) next, we will wait for Article 5 (not sure what this is either,but it takes about 2 weeks as well) then we will wait for TA (travel approval) NEXT we will be CHINA bound!!!!! PTL (praise the Lord)
We went to ICE at the Gaylord Texan for Thanksgiving. It was amazing. I couldn't get over the detail in the ice. It was so life like. We had the best time sliding down the ice slides and drinking hot chocolate. It was 15 degrees inside the exhibit so when it was over, we were ready for the hot chocolate. I highly recomend it if you're in the Dallas area during the Holiday season.
I am in the Christmas spirit. Can't wait to dig out the decorations tomorrow.!!


  1. Wow! I didn't understand the terms, but I understood the message was good! Yea! Lots to be thankful for!
    By the way, you must live close if you are at the Gaylord ICE show...we live in Colleyville!

  2. I have to agree with Megan. I have no idea what everything meant but I'm guessing that it is all good! Praise God!!! I am so happy that you recieved some good and encouraging news.

    I can't wait to hear all the details tomorrow night:)

  3. Praise God!!!! I wish I could hear all about it tomorrow at small group but we have all been so sick that I don't want to spread it!! I will call you Monday to hear it all!!!

  4. So happy to hear about your good news! I was just talking about your adoption this weekend! We are so excited!

  5. Whoo Hooo!! This is WONDERFUL news!!!!! Can't wait to hear that you are on a plane going to get that precious baby girl!!!!